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Teach-In on Sexual Assault of Prisoners

Please attend this important teach-in at American University Washington College of Law on June 23rd.

HEARD's founder will present about sexual assault of deaf, deaflblind, blind and disabled prisoners on the "Special Populations" panel.  Throughout the day, however, there will be discussions of these and other marginalized groups within the detainee and prison populations, including children, women and LGBTI persons. There will also be opportunities to network with congresspersons, attorneys and advocates from across the nation.  

ASL-English Interpreter will be present all day. 

 

 
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2014
Join the #DeafInPrison Campaign

HEARD created the #DeafInPrison Campaign to raise awareness about abuse of and discrimination against deaf prisoners across the nation.  The Campaign, which officially launches on June 27th, aims to start a national conversation and to compel corrective and preventive action.

We are asking that you watch “Deaf In Prison,” then share your reactions, your story, or any information you have on social media using #DeafInPrison. The link (bit.ly/DeafPrisoners) will be available for 48 hours beginning at 12:00 a.m. (EST), Friday, June 27.  Viewings will be hosted at numerous locations across the nation and we encourage organizations and individuals to host viewings if possible.

Check out our #DeafInPrison Campaign Fact SheetMore information>> 


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LIST OF SCREENINGS BY STATE:


CALIFORNIA

  

Deaf Counseling, Advocacy & Referral Agency 

Deaf Community Center

1550 San Leandro Blvd. 

San Leandro, CA 94577

June 27

7pm (PST)

 

 

Greater Los Angeles Agency on Deafness, Inc.

2222 Laverna Ave.

Los Angeles, CA 90041

Day/Time TBA

 

 

COLORADO 

 

ASLized 

Front Range Community College

Room CO 208 

3645 W 112th Ave, Westminster, CO 80031

June 27th

7:00 pm (MST)

 

Civil Rights Education and Enforcement Center (CREEC)

104 Broadway (between Mayan Theater and Key Bank) 

4th Floor 

Denver, CO 80203

 June 27

 12:00 noon

(interpreters present; wheelchair accessible; light lunch provided; please RSVP to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it -- we’re a small office and will need to know a nose count to find alternative space if necessary - which we would be thrilled to do so please RSVP that you’re coming!)

 

WASHINGTON, DC

 

HEARD/ASL Poetry Night

Bus Boys & Poets 

5th & K Strs. NW

June 27th

Arrive by 10:30pm (EST)

(wheelchair accessible)


 

American Association of People with Disabilities 

2013 H Street NW, 5th Floor

Washington, DC 20006

 Time/Day TBA

(wheelchair accessible)

 

 

FLORIDA

 

disAbility Solutions for Independent Living, Inc. 

119 South Palmetto Avenue, Suite 180 

Daytona Beach, Florida 32114

June 27

 Time TBA

 (wheelchair accessible)

 

 

Safety Harbor Public Library's Deaf Literacy Center

101 2nd St N

Safety Harbor, FL 34695

June 27

7:30 p.m.

 (wheelchair accessible)

  

 

ILLINOIS

 

 

Columbia College Chicago ASL-English Interpretation Department

33 E. Congress Parkway

Chicago, IL 60605

June 28

Showing time: 1:00pm

Showing locations:

-2nd floor Room 219

-4th floor Rooms 419 and 421

 


 

MASSACHUSETTS 

 

DEAF, Inc.

215 Brighton Avenue

Allston MA 02134

(wheelchair accessible) 

Day/Time TBA


 

MICHIGAN

 

Iglesia Martell Law Firm

Legal Workshop for the Deaf and HoH Community

Malletts Creek Library

3090 E. Eisenhower Pkwy

Ann Arbor, MI 48104

June 28th

Legal Workshop begins at 2pm

 
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2014
Washington College of Law Highlights HEARD Founder

American University Washington College of Law highlights our founder, Talila "TL" Lewis, in an article entitled, 2014 Graduate Fills a Gap in Services for the Deaf Community. who graduates from law school tomorrow.  TL has spent thousands of hours supervising interns, working  on deaf wronful conviction cases; advocating with & for deaf defendants, prisoners, returned citizens and their families; training justice, legal & corrrections professionals about their obligations, and so much more--all while attending law school full time.  

TL says what drives her is her "love for the Community and belief in accountable activism."  Read the full article here.

 
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